Firefox Puts an End to the Favicon

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In what we’ll doubtlessly look back on and declare a national day of mourning, Mozilla has announced that they have killed off favicons in the latest build of Firefox. The horrific changes will release sometime in July, with the goal of increasing user security, and aesthetically cleaning up the browser.

The change is announced on the blog of Firefox software engineer Jared Wein. The security reason he cites for the change is websites attempting to trick users into thinking a site is secure by setting their favicon to a padlock when the site isn’t actually secure and is simply boasting a padlock. Wein explains the new address bar icon system:

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